30 Days Left: RNC Hires Young Deputy Director for AfAm Engagement

30 Days Left: RNC Hires Young Deputy Director for AfAm Engagement


Thirty-Two Days Left. The Republican National Committee has hired Ayshia Connors to be their new Deputy Director of African American Political Engagement. Connors starts Tuesday. She would serve as Deputy to Ashley Bell, who is the RNC’s National Director for African American Engagement but would not be involved in media strategy.

AyesiaConnors has been a legislative correspondent for Georgia Republican Rep. Rob Woodall over the last year.  READ MORE AT NBC BLK

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for NBCNews.com and TheRoot.com Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: LBurke007@gmail.com. Instagram: LVB325.